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Verdant Gryphon! Verdant Gryphon!

 

Is it possible? Are we the first retail store in history to be getting exclusive colorways from Verdant Gryphon? But yes! Are we the only retail outlet for Verdant Gryphon, period? Mais oui! We are fainting with joy! 

And on Sunday, September 29, from 12-4, Jamie (Creative Director of VG) will grace us with an official launch and a talk! She will Take us ona fantastical tour and find out how the magic of the Verdant Gryphon began in the back yard.Jamie will be sharing behind the scenes story about the company, and the inspiration for theirworld of design and colour. Sign up now, spots very limited- This will be a free trunk show, talk and launch. Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or RSVP here.

 

Jamie will be launching our two exclusive colorways in Bugga!, Eidos and Traveller. Mithril and Mondegreen will come later this year.. There are two new colors, and the always thoughtful and creative Gryphon has given different names for each base. She explains that the teal ones are “good” versions of things and the purple ones are the “bad” versions. For example, teal in the Bugga! base is “Lady Beetle,” whereas in purple, Bugga! is “Mexican Bean Beetle.” “These are garden look-alikes,” writes Gryphon, “the lady beetle being of course the familiar aphid-eating helper, while the Mexican bean beetle is a destructive pest.” The soft and luxe 3-ply sport-weight Bugga!, always named after insects, is 70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 412 yards per 4.3-ounce skein, 7 stitches per inch on US #2 needles.

In the worldly wonderful Traveller base, Brit Gryphon gives NYC a nod, voting teal for “Times Square” and purple for “Hell’s Kitchen.” Lovely, affordable and deliciously soft DK-weight Traveller is 100% merino, 280 yards per 4-ounce skein, 5.5 stitches per inch on US #5 needles.

In Mondegreen, the yarn whose colorways are named after misheard song lyrics, Gryphon goes good girl/bad girl: teal is “Loves Cheeses, and American Too”---from Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” (“…loves Jesus and America too”)---while purple is “That Girl Is a Badger,” from Akon’s song “Danger” (“That girl is dangerous”). Mondegreen is a crazy-soft 4-ply worsted, 60% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% baby camel, and 20% silk, spun with just the right twist for great stitch definition. The wool ensures its structure, the silk gives it strength and sheen, and the camel bestows the softness the yarn is famous for. Mondegreen is 200 yards per 4-ounce skein, 4.5 stitches per inch on US #8 needles.

In the base Eidos, teal is “Ashtoret” and purple is “Arsay.” Eidos, a term drawn from Greek philosophy, refers to the being or essence of something, and Gryphon names her Eidos colorways “from mythology of all ages and places.” Ashtoret and Arsay are ancient Canaanite goddesses: Ashtoret (also called Astarte or Ishtar) was a chief goddess of love and sexuality, while Arsay was a goddess of the underworld. Eidos the yarn is both soft and tough: 2-ply fingering-weight 100% merino, tightly spun and very squishy and elastic, with great stitch definition. 420 yards per 4-ounce skein, 8 stitches per inch on US #1 needles.

Soft but strong lace-weight Mithril is always named after works of art. In teal, it is “The Ascent into the Empyrean,” and in purple it is “Hell,” referencing two contrasting paintings of the beyond by Heironymos Bosch. The gorgeous Mithril is 100% superfine merino, 750 yards per 4-ounce skein; use #3-5 needles.

The good, the bad, and the beautiful---we love them all! Thank you, Gryphon! -Rosie

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